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Mike Salinas looking for second win as NHRA goes four-wide racing in Charlotte

Mike Salinas got his first win while racing four wide and hopes history will repeat itself at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte.
22 Apr 2019
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Mike Salinas
When Mike Salinas started competing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, he did it with the intent of being successful right off the bat. With a final round in his 25th career race and his first career Top Fuel win in his 42nd race, Salinas…
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NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals return to Charlotte

The 10th anniversary of drag racing's ultimate thrill ride returns to the home of motorsports as the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals descends on zMAX Dragway.
22 Apr 2019
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Charlotte
The biggest spectacle in drag racing turns 10 years old in 2019, as NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series four-wide drag racing returns to zMAX Dragway for the upcoming 10th annual NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, April 26-28. It is the…
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Terry Haddock partners with Checklist Boards to promote patient safety

Funny Car racer Terry Haddock has signed a corporate sponsor, Checklist Boards, to banner on the side of his Mustang-bodied entry.
19 Apr 2019
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Terry Haddock
Funny Car racer Terry Haddock has signed a corporate sponsor, Checklist Boards, to banner on the side of his Mustang-bodied entry. Checklistboards.com was founded to reduce errors in healthcare. Checklist Boards are in more than 15,000 operating…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 60 No. 7)

NHRA National Dragster magazine's sixth issue of 2019, featuring  coverage of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
18 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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ND cover
NHRA National Dragster magazine's sixth issue of 2019, featuring  coverage of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world. In addition to complete coverage of…
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Fans, racers have a lot to look forward to in return to Virginia NHRA Nationals

With a full slate of Mello Yello classes, an earlier date on the calendar to take better advantage of one of the tour’s best racing surfaces, free parking, and improved ingress and egress, the Virginia NHRA Nationals, May 17-19 at Virginia Motorsports Park, is already shaping up to be another great event at the fabled facility.
18 Apr 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Virginia Motorsports Park
Excitement is already building for the NHRA’s return to Virginia Motorsports Park following last year’s successful Virginia NHRA Nationals and the unveiling of the renovated facility after a 10-year absence from the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series…
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Unsolicited Opinion: An ode to the relentless drag racer

NHRA on FOX broadcaster Brian Lohnes gives a shout out to the undying spirit of drag racers and those who make the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series possible.
17 Apr 2019
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Brian Lohnes
“People involve themselves in different aspects of the sport because they fit correctly in them.” As the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season moves from its genteel start and gradually accelerates itself to the hectic months from late…
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Hagan, Pritchett host Houston-area students to help “Assemble Your Future”

NHRA stars Matt Hagan and Leah Pritchett took next-generation service technicians to school during the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil as part of the Mopar Career Automotive Program’s “Assemble Your Future” initiative.
17 Apr 2019
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CAP
NHRA stars Matt Hagan and Leah Pritchett took next-generation service technicians to school during the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil as part of the Mopar Career Automotive Program’s “Assemble Your Future” initiative…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Sportsman Highlights

Jackie Fricke, Chris Marshall earn Four-Wide titles; Anthony Bertozzi wins second straight in Sportsman action at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
17 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Jackie Fricke
Jackie Fricke used a holeshot to stop four-time champion Joey Severance in the Top Alcohol Dragster final, and Chris Marshall won for the second time in Top Alcohol Funny Car to lead the list of NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champs at the Denso…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Top Dragster winner Andy Spiegel

17 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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02:18
Four years after winning his first national event title in Las Vegas, Andy Spiegel struck again in Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs. Spiegel, who built his own engine and the engine for Top Sportsman champ Crumlich, defeated Robert Tehle in the…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Top Sportsman winner Doug Crumlich

17 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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02:13
The quality of racing in Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs is second to none, and no one knows that better than Crumlich, who broke through for his first win. Reaction times that began with .00 were the rule in eliminations, particularly the…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Super Gas winner Tanner Hiatt

17 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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02:15
In his third career final, Tanner Hiatt bagged his first win when he out-dueled Steve Williams to win the Super Gas title. Hiatt left little room with a .010 reaction time and a 10.056 on the 10.05 altitude-adjusted index. Williams, the 2018 Lucas…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Super Comp winner Marko Perivolaris

17 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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01:51
With his final-round win in Super Comp over two-time national champ Luke Bogacki in Las Vegas, Marko Perivolaris is now a three-time national event winner. Perivolaris and Bogacki were separated by just two-thousandths of a second at the finish line…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Stock winner Justin Jerome

17 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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01:57
The Stock final featured a heads-up E/SA battle between Justin Jerome and Ryan Mangus. Jerome left first with a .007 light and powered to the win, 10.81 to 10.85. He became the latest second-generation winner, joining his father, Jeff, who won…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Super Stock winner Anthony Bertozzi

17 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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02:21
Anthony Bertozzi capped off career win No. 23 in style with an almost perfect run in the Super Stock final. Facing Canadian Don Thomas, Bertozzi left with a .008 light and ran a 9.214 on his 9.21 dial to seal the win. Thomas likely would have beaten…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Comp winner Doug Lambeck

17 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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02:10
Doug Lambeck won his 13th national event and first since the 2017 Pomona season opener by beating Josh Lee in the final of Comp. Lambeck, the winner of back-to-back Indy titles in 1998-1999, drove his D/SMA Pontiac to an (-.453) 8.507 in the final…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Chris Marshall

17 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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03:15
Since his first national event title last year in Seattle, Chris Marshall has become one of the performance leaders in Top Alcohol Funny Car, and he proved it in Las Vegas, where he stopped Doug Gordon to win his second national event. Marshall made…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Jackie Fricke

17 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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03:11
Jackie Fricke left three-hundredths ahead of Severance in the Top Alcohol Dragster final, and it was enough to secure a fourth national event title, 5.319 to 5.286. Before the final, Fricke’s Doosan/Finke Equipment dragster had been solidly in the 5…
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Gateway Motorsports Park, World Wide Technology announce long-term venue naming rights agreement

Gateway Motorsports Park and World Wide Technology, a market-leading technology solution provider, have announced a long-term naming rights commitment, renaming the motorsports facility World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.
17 Apr 2019
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St. Louis
Gateway Motorsports Park and World Wide Technology, a market-leading technology solution provider, have announced a long-term naming rights commitment, renaming the motorsports facility World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway  The multi-…
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Jay Turner rides to Top Fuel Harley victory in Houston

2017 Top Fuel Harley champion Jay Turner earned his first victory of the season at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals.
16 Apr 2019
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Dodge unveils Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona

The Challenger R/T Scat Pack is right at home on one of NHRA's most famous drag strips.
16 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Dodge 1320
FCA-North America, Dodge’s parent company, hosted a media day that provided speedy scribes, including members of the NHRA National Dragster staff, the first chance to drive the 485-hp 392-equipped Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 on the famed…
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Cowie, Januik have the hot hand at Las Vegas Pacific Division event

Shawn Cowie and Nick Januik led the list of winners at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
16 Apr 2019
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Top Alcohol Dragster
Friday | Saturday The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:…
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Universal Technical Institute named Official Technical School of NHRA

Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI), the nation’s leading provider of technical training for transportation technicians, welding technology and CNC machining programs has been named an official sponsor of NHRA.
16 Apr 2019
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UTI
Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI), the nation’s leading provider of technical training for transportation technicians, welding technology and CNC machining programs has been named an official sponsor of NHRA. UTI will also be partnered…
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Up next: Four-wide nitro, motorcycles, Pro Mods, and Mountain Motor Pro Stockers

The NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in North Carolina April 26-28 will offer four-wide competition in five different classes plus, for the first time, four-wide action under the lights in a pyro-filled Friday night.
15 Apr 2019
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Charlotte
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returns to the four-wide format with an action-packed and variety-spiced weekend when the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals revs up at zMAX Dragway in North Carolina April 26-28. The sensory…
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Meyer, Hough take home alcohol-class victories at Houston SpringNationals

Megan Meyer and Brian Hough scored respective wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car to lead the roster of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series winners at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil in Houston.
15 Apr 2019
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Houston
Megan Meyer and Brian Hough scored respective wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car to lead the roster of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series winners at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals …
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Jackson picks up Pro Mod win at Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals

Steve Jackson got some redemption over Todd Tutterow on Sunday at the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil when he drove to a victory at Houston Raceway powered by Pennzoil.
14 Apr 2019
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Steve Jackson
Steve Jackson got some redemption over Todd Tutterow on Sunday at the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil when he drove to a victory at Houston Raceway powered by Pennzoil during the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag…
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Strickland doubles at Division 2 Lucas Oil Series at Atlanta Dragway

Jeff Strickland doubled in Stock and Top Dragster to highlight racing at the Division 2 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Atlanta Dragway.
13 Apr 2019
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Division 2
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at Atlanta Dragway: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Glen Treadwell, Sorrento, Fla., '00 dragster, E/ED, 8.328, 158…
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Local NHRA standout Troy Coughlin Jr. 'inspires' elementary students

Before heading to Houston for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals, reigning NHRA Division 3 Top Alcohol Dragster champion Troy Coughlin Jr. shared his passion for drag racing recently at Inspire Elementary School’s Career Day in downtown Columbus.
12 Apr 2019
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Troy Coughlin
Reigning NHRA Division 3 Top Alcohol Dragster champion Troy Coughlin Jr. shared his passion for drag racing recently at Inspire Elementary School’s Career Day in downtown Columbus. Just before leaving his hometown of Delaware, Ohio to head south…
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NHRA, drivers meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill with National Motorsports Coalition

NHRA drag racers Steve Torrence and Clay Millican joined NHRA Vice President of Track Management & Operations Kasey Coler in Washington D.C., this week to meet with congressional offices representing racing communities all around the country.
12 Apr 2019
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Steve Torrence
NHRA drag racers Steve Torrence and Clay Millican joined NHRA Vice President of Track Management & Operations, Kasey Coler in Washington D.C. this week to meet with congressional offices representing racing communities all around the country. As…
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Todd Tutterow looking to keep Pro Mod momentum rolling in Houston

Todd Tutterow has experienced a litany of wins and championships throughout his standout Pro Mod career, but one of the veteran’s biggest moments came a month ago when he claimed his first career NHRA victory win at Gainesville in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. 
11 Apr 2019
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Todd Tutterow
Todd Tutterow has experienced a litany of wins and championships throughout his standout Pro Mod career, but one of the veteran’s biggest moments came a month ago when he claimed his first career NHRA victory win at Gainesville in the E3 Spark Plugs…
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Tricky Tipster: World champs look to shine brightest in the Lone Star State

Oddsmaker Tricky Tipster has selected reigning NHRA nitro champs Steve Torrence and J.R. Todd along with Pro Mod’s Steve Jackson as the pre-race favorites at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented By Pennzoil.
11 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Tricky Tipster
Saluting his birthplace, country music star Willie Nelson, once said, “I’m from Texas, and one of the reasons I like Texas is because there's no one in control.” Willie certainly had a valid point and through the first four events of 2019, his…
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